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Final Excellence Awards deadline is July 1

Fight the urge to procrastinate—the final MMPA Excellence Awards entry deadline is fast approaching. Friday, July 1, is the last day to submit your finest work in editorial, events, design, and digital media. Prices are now $65 per entry for MMPA members and $130 per entry for non-members. Don’t forget, we’ve introduced two all-new categories this year: Multi-Media Storytelling and Mobile User…

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FinePrint June 9, 2016

June Networking Happy Hour

We’re heading back to Ginger Hop for the next MMPA networking happy hour on Thursday, June 30. Come on over to network with Minnesota’s publishing professionals and stay for some free snacks. When you arrive, just tell the hostess you’re here for the MMPA event, and you’ll be directed to the group. Admission is free. MMPA will get the appetizers,…

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FinePrint May 26, 2016

Don’t miss early-bird pricing for the MMPA Excellence Awards

You know you’ve had a wonderful year of publishing. Let’s make sure you’re recognized for it! Entries are now being accepted for the MMPA Excellence Awards. This is your chance to compete against other Minnesota publishers for the coveted gold, silver, and bronze Excellence Awards honors. This year the Excellence Awards celebrates its 20th…

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FinePrint May 12, 2016

Get creative with what you have

By Allison Roe

Give the reader what they want when they want it. I heard this over and over again at the 2016 MMPA Summit’s design track. But doing this can be a struggle, especially in the face of budgets, time constrictions, and the limits of print design. Thankfully, there are ways to “get creative with the assets you have,” noted Darhil Crooks, creative…

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FinePrint May 12, 2016

Inspiration and innovation: the 2016 MMPA Summit

At the MMPA 2016 Summit & Expo on April 21, attendees learned about everything from search-engine optimization to creative cover design. There was something for everyone in this year’s theme, “Media Innovation at Work,” with sessions on legal issues for writers and designers, InDesign tips and tricks, generating revenue using digital media, and…

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